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2018 Zuccardi Poligonos Malbec San Pablo

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  • “This Is a Fantastic Red” ~96 Points, James Suckling
  • “Great Quality for the Price” ~94 Points, Robert Parker
  • 95 Point Vintage, Wine Advocate
  • The Best Vineyard in the World for 3 Years in a Row
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About the Wine 

2018 Zuccardi Poligonos Malbec San Pablo comes from a line of wines called “Vinos de Pueblo” or in English “Village Wines”; these labels represent the outstanding terroir and the social, historical, and cultural aspects of the village where each vineyard is located.

The surname Zuccardi has a well-deserved reputation in the wine industry worldwide. This family is not only responsible for producing some of the best Argentinian wines, but they also have the best wine tourism experience in the entire world: For the third consecutive year, Zuccardi Valle de Uco has been named "The Best Vineyard in the World" by the recognized magazine and digital media company, William Reed Business Medi.

This family business founded by engineer Alberto Zuccardi in 1963, has 6 different estates strategically placed in some of the best wine-growing areas of Mendoza. Today, it is directed by Sebastián Zuccardi, Alberto's grandson. 

Sebastián is a visionary and innovative agronomist and winemaker who has made great strides and improvements since he took over the winery. Among other important achievements, he started and promoted a department of ​​research and development that studies the terroir of the region, in order to better understand the land and improve the quality of their wines. Sebastian says: "We don’t look for perfect wines, but those that express the place, the region”.

The winery was built in 2013 and is a tribute to the majestic Andes mountains that surround it. Zuccardi Wines is sustainable in all aspects, from the vineyard to the cellar and even the architecture, where the construction is made with natural elements from the area. The wines are vinified in basins and amphoras allowing a more natural result and with the least possible human intervention. 

2018 Zuccardi Poligonos Malbec San Pablo is made and aged exclusively in concrete, resulting in a wine with a smooth and lovely texture and beautiful freshness.

Tasting Notes: 100% Malbec. Expresses a great herbal character with notes of fresh red fruits. Lively acidity and subtle tannins in the mouth. This is the perfect wine for classic Argentinian dishes, like “asado”, “choripanes” or meat empanadas.

Reviews 

This is a fantastic red with intense black pepper and other spices to the blue fruit. Full body. Creamy, polished, and extremely intense. Fantastic finish. No wood. Only concrete. Drink or hold.” ~96 Points, James Suckling.

“The Polígonos del Valle de Uco is their village range where they show the village and variety. I tasted the 2018 Polígonos San Pablo Malbec, which, as all the Malbec bottlings in this range, fermented and matured exclusively in concrete. San Pablo is the coldest of the regions they work with, and these are the last grapes to be picked. The place has a completely different logic than Gualtallary and Altamira, which see an early harvest. This is 13.5% alcohol, the lowest of the three. They avoid over-ripeness like the plague, and they don't want under-ripeness either; so, the harvesting window in San Pablo is not that wide, but it's late, and most varieties tend to ripen at more or less the same time. This is the most austere of the three, with even some citrus hints, with the varietal base of violets and herbs. But the main difference is in the texture; it's extremely fine-grained here, precise, like cut with a laser. This is great quality for the price asked. 8,000 bottles were filled in February 2019.” ~94 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.

~92 Points, Tim Atkin.

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